Historic Ellicott City, Inc. (HEC) donated over $14,000 to local projects in the Howard County area. HEC was proud to donate $2,000 to the Ellicott City Partnership (ECP) which coordinates activities in the Main St. business district. HEC was a $1,000 sponsor of the November 7, 2015 “Marching ThroughTime” Veteran’s Day parade which promises to be an annual event. In May, HEC was a $1,000 sponsor of the Hills of Milltown Challenge, a successful 5K race through the hills of …Ellicott City which attracts visitors to town.
HEC made a $2,500 donation to the B&O Railroad Museum for the restoration of a 927 Class I-5d Caboose built in the B & O shop at Washington, Indiana in 1927. HEC’s donation made it possible for the Station to get a matching grant from the Modern Woodmen of America toward the restoration. This project will center on wood replacement, upholstery repair, paint and stenciling. This restoration is viewed as very important as cabooses are no longer used on trains and preservationists are saving the existing ones. The Ellicott City Station’s caboose is the highlight of visits for many children as they get to go inside a real train car!
Mt. Gregory Church received a $10,000 grant from HEC for preservation and improvements to their parish in Glenwood. Mt. Gregory is one of the oldest African American congregations in Howard County.